The Rasputitsa Spring Classic
Halfway sold-out a year in advance, the Rasputitsa Gravel Race is climbing the charts as on of the premier gravel grinders. Taking place on April 27, 2019, racers battle the elements of spring gravel roads in Northeast Vermont for 40 miles with 4500 ft of climbing and Class IV unmaintained sections that are often snow-covered.
We started out as two friends with a hope to get 50 riders to travel the backroads in which we live. It was really that simple. What we established was one of the best Vermont Gravel Road Races, the Rasputitsa Spring Classic. We created an unsanctioned gravel road race that challenge the human spirit and strength. And we live by three principles:
Love of Cycling
Love of Community
Love of Charity
More than anything we care about our racers. We are at the finish line shaking hands. We are constantly seeking their advice and input. We ride with our racers. We are small. In fact, we don’t want to grow over 500 racers per race so we never lose that small town feeling.
We are unsanctioned. No license. No prize purse. Have a bike and the will to race and you are a match for our races. We attract road, cyclocross, singlespeed, mountain bike, tandem, and fatbikes. But we are a race. We are timed. We have podiums. And mostly our winners have bragging rights.
Discuss and share your questions or thoughts about this event on the The Rasputitsa Spring Classic thread on the Riding Gravel Forum.